Tonight I took Elphie to the Rally-Obedience class. She seems to be reconnecting with her brain.
We started the class with some sit stays and down stays, did a bit of touching of the dogs to make sure they would allow a friendly stranger to touch them. Elphie couldn’t seem to control her impulses to wiggle as the friendly strangers were not strangers but were some of her favorite people who she hadn’t seen in a while.
The course was pretty simple a start to a left turn, a left about, a speed change to fast then normal. A Sit and finish. Added to the complexity were some tidbits next to each of the stations. So, even though the course was easy, the goal was to reinforce the leave it command. 2 corrections and Elphie remembered her leave-it.